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JAMAICAN SURNAMES ARE HERE

History, Family, etc

Collaborators with knowledge on the origin of Jamaica surnames, especially of those who migrated from other countries to Jamaica, Join and share.

Subgroups

Jamaica - Lost Traces

Jamaica Graves

Famous Jamaicans

Irish in Jamaica

Petticoat Rebellion

Jamaican Planters

Jamaica Family DNA

Jamaica Sports

Links

http://www.genealogy.com/index_a.html

A forum for all The Caribbean Island To List their surnames


http://www.candoo.com/genresources/jamaica.htm

http://www.candoo.com/genresources/jam-cns_off.htm

Surname meaning

http://www.cousinconnect.com/p/a/0/s/ALDRIDGE

http://distantcousin.com/SurnameResources/Surname.asp?Surname=HAWKS

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A

Alridge

Aldridge

Newspaper and Periodicals--

http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/GlobalSearchNew.aspx?&qt=news&zdater=0&*content=aldridge&se=Exact

Allen

Aris

B

Baker

Blagrove

Bent

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=/eng/search/ancestorsearchresults.asp

http://www.candoo.com/surnames/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1786

Many of the Bents lived in Queensberry. After the American revolution, many American Indians who had sided with the British were sold as slaves to the British colonies. A group of Cherokees from Georgia were shipped to Jamaica, and sold to a John Bent who owned a plantation called Yardley Chase. Among the group were a married couple, their infant son, and the husband's mother. The couple was scheduled to be re-sold to different owners, so they planned to jump off a cliff with their child. The wife changed her mind and left the child with her mother-in-law, but she and her husband jumped to their deaths. The son later married into the slave population and became part of the Southfied gene pool.

Everything bent--Periodicals

http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/GlobalSearchNew.aspx?&qt=news&zdater=0&*content=bent&se=Exact

Boothe

Booth

Barrett

Burgess

Brooks

Bounds

C

Campbell

Periodicals

http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/GlobalSearchNew.aspx?&qt=news&zdater=0&*content=campbell&se=Exact

Cassells

http://www.candoo.com/surnames/index.php

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=20687821128

Channer

Chambers

Clarke

Copeland

Cris

Coy

Chin

Everything Copeland Periodicals

http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/globalsearch.aspx?*content=Copeland&se=Exact&sb=h&p=&qt=news&cpn=fl-seo-city

D

Daltons Few rec

Daley

Denton

DeCosta

Dennis

Dumcombe (slave owner name check it)

E

Ebanks /Eubanks

F

Fleming

Forrester

Forrest

G

Genus

The Gale/Gayle Families of the West Indies

Green

Gardner

http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/GlobalSearchNew.aspx?&qt=news&zdater=0&*content=gardner&se=Exact

H

Hall

Harris

Harrison

Hardie

Hanikie

Hewitt

Hill

Holness

Hutchinson

Hughes

I

J

James

Jones

K

Kelly

L

LaBadie - Labadee (also Labadie) is a port located on the northern coast of Haiti. The location is named after Marquis de La Badie, a Frenchman who first settled the area in the 17th century. The spelling was changed to "Labadee" to make it easier for English-speakers to pronounce. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labadee ; http://books.google.com/books?id=gjADAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA22&dq=labadee&as_brr=3&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html ).

Lewis

Lee

Lynch

Lin

Levien/Levine/Levene

Levy, descendants of Sephardic Jews who came to the new world (West Indies)during the Spanish Inquisition when jews were being kicked out of Spain. Hence, the name Levy. As you probably know, Levy is the most jewish name you can have. The Levys are revered in Judiasm because they were the keepers of the temples. The jews were also the surveyors and navigators on the ships coming from Spain to the Islands back in the 1700s.

M

Moncriefe

Morant

Manley

Morgan

N

Newell

Neysmith

O

Ormsby

O'Connor

Olfonse

P

Powell

Palmer

Powell

http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/GlobalSearchNew.aspx?&qt=news&zdater=0&*content=powell&se=Exact

Parker

Parchment

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Penn#Family

Plummer

Purim

Everything purim-- http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/GlobalSearchNew.aspx?&qt=news&zdater=0&*content=Purim&se=Exact

Phillips

Q

R

Rickets

Rhoden

Roach

Reynolds

Rutty

S

Simpson

Smith

Samuels

Swaby

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=40121377318

T

Thompson

U

V

Virtue

W

Williams

william williams

http://aparcelofribbons.co.uk/apr/archive/files/336a2c25a248248a9005a3e838f6343b.pdf

White

Walcott

Whyte

White

Wilson

X

Y

Z

http://www.airgale.com.au/brooks/d6.htm

Powell Group-- http://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_105380512826843&ap=1

Williams Group--

Facebook Clarendon Jamaica Group--

Books

The Crooks Family -- http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~prcrooks/index.html

http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/caribbean/onepeople/paul_crooks.htm#

Halls of Jamaica Families

http://www.clanphail.org/UFT/html/JAMAICA/d0/i0000037.htm

http://www.clanphail.org/UFT/html/JAMAICA/



Richards family

Daltons -- http://www.golden-hills.com/DDB/westindies.html

John Morant Family

Descendants of John Morant

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 MORANT was born in Jamaica, and died 1683 in Jamaica. He married SARAH.

Notes for JOHN MORANT:

John Morant was a descendant of the family of Spanish Jews, Morante, who accompanied Diego Columbus (Christopher's brother) when he was appointed Governor of the Island. The 'hato' de Morante, or 'cowpen of the Morante' is listed on Spanish maps dating back to the 1500s. Due to the threat of the Spanish Inquisition the Jews on the island (which included the Lopes-Torres family under arrest on the estate of Don Pereda in the English territory now called 'Southfield') assisted Admiral Penn and General Venables in their successful assault in on Jamaica in 1655. The Jews were given permission to reside on the island and became members of the Anglican church. They still practised a form of Judaism.

Name: Matthew Bernard Bent

Born: 1849, Jamaica

Died: 3rd May 1927, New Hall Penn, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica

Buried: 4th May, Family burial ground, New Hall, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica

Occupation: Planter

Name: Grace Amelia Mcintosh

Born: 6th June 1855, Delightful, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica

Died: 3rd December 1937, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica

Buried: Bamboo, Top Hill, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica


Children


Child 1: Mabel Victoria Bent Born: 1883, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica

Child 2: John Bernard Bent Born: Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica

Child 3: Dorcas Antoinette Bent Born: Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica

Child 4: Frank Bent Born: 28th March 1889, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica


Father: Bernard Ballard Bent Mother: Jane (Cousin Jane)

Father:  John Mcintosh

Mother: Dorcas Johnson


Parents

Father:  Bernard Ballard Bent

Mother: Jane (Cousin Jane)

Father:  John Mcintosh

Mother: Dorcas Johnson


Child 1: Mabel Victoria Bent Born: 1883, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica

Child 2: John Bernard Bent Born: Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica

Child 3: Dorcas Antoinette Bent Born: Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica

Child 4: Frank Bent Born: 28th March 1889, Saint Elizabeth, Jama

http://www.southfieldhodgsons.com/matthewbernardbentfamilytree.html

http://genforum.genealogy.com/marsden/messages/679.html

http://boards.ancestry.netscape.com/surnames.duncombe/60.2.1.1.1/mb.ashx Duncombe, U. 1796, June 30:

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Inqury:

 Bents / Eliza Jemima Bent from St Elizabeth, Jamaica / died 1923 

Posted by: Francis Carl Lindo (ID *****9642) Date: January 28, 2009 at 09:11:01

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Does anyone have any information about Eliza Jemima Bent from St Elizabeth Jamaica or any of her relatives, the Bents / Wallaces? She died 1923.

"Eliza Jemima Bent (often just called Jemima Bent) was the daughter of a Scotish woman, called Maw JinJin and a Jamaican man name Mr. Bent. Maw JinJin proper name was "Jemima Wallace". The Wallace family were Scotish settlers who came to Jamaica after the slave trade ended in 1807. The Wallace family were planters who owned most of North Eastern St. Elizabeth. Mount Trinity was one of many properties owned by the Wallace Family.

Eliza Jemima Bent died in April 1923. Mount Trinity was a slave plantation owned by the Wallace family and was given to Jemima Bent by her mother. "

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CARIBBEAN/2003-03/1047400523


Was Eliza Jemima Bent related to Anny (Annie) Bent from Southfield area of St Elizabeth's parish? She was, I believe, a midwife in the area near Queenstown. Her union with Charles Edward Isaacs gave birth to my grandfather, Arthur Isaacs and brother Charley. She died in the 1930's- 1940's according to a letter from Charley to Arthur.

Move

Has living relatives

Mount Grace Plantation hanover jamaica
( David Innes ) was the owner in the early 1800s until his death c1818). 

Samuel Alpress, was a successful sugar cane planter on Jamaica in the early 1800s living at Mount Grace.

He became a member of the Jamaican Assembly and later of Jamaica's Royal Council.

tim ross thompson living relative

John Potter Innes c1798 was living there as shown on all census records. He was "a free person of colour" The plantation owner was a David Innes Esq, who we presume to be his father as there were several slaves bearing the surname Innes. He was listed as the owner of Mount Grace in the 1811 Hanover almanac,and on other census returns. David Innes was shown as deceased on 28th June 1817 on the slave returns. I have found a David Innes Esq in the Almanac Magistrates, Surrey, Jamaica in 1802. He was also shown in the Public Officers almanac 1802 as Naval Officer. Whether this is the same person I cannot prove. has living relatives

John Campbell (died 1740), who owned the sugar plantation, called Black River of south-western Jamaica? He is taken to be the "first Campbell on Jamaica", settling there in 1700, and he is taken also to have encouraged his nephews to come out as planters to benefit from his initiatives.

Kent Island project was William Claiborne (1587-1677), a name however destined to loom larger in colonial Virginia.

About 28 May 1631, William Claiborne "took command" of his Kent Island venture and sailed from England on the ship Africa (hired from William Tucker, who had married a sister of Maurice Thomson) with servants and supplies. Brenner has it that in 1631, Maurice Thomson and one William Cloberry were associated with with Kent Island Project (but all the interconnections, which do not involve Scots

http://www.danbyrnes.com.au/blackheath/jamaica.htm

Trelawny was named after William Trelawny, the then Governor of Jamaica

Timeline

http://timelinesdb.com/listevents.php?subjid=313&title=Jamaica

1789 - English Thomas Clarkson and his fellow abolitionists published 700 posters with the image of the slave ship Brookes loaded with 482 slaves. The ship, owned by the Brookes family of Liverpool, operated between the Gold Coast of Africa and Jamaica.Links: Britain, Africa, Jamaica, Ship, Slavery

7. John Herman3 McPHAIL (John2, Archibald "Maclachlan

http://www.clanphail.org/UFT/html/JAMAICA/d1/i0000376.htm

Olive Lee POWELL April 11, 1888. daughter of Thomas Smythe POWELL and Mary Thoburn PEARSON

Peter WELSH birth date unknown.

The English encouraged permanent settlement through generous land grants. In 1664 Sir Thomas Modyford, a sugar plantation and slave owner in Barbados (a Caribbean island of the Lesser Antilles chain), was appointed governor of Jamaica. He brought 1,000 English settlers and black slaves with him

  • George William Gordon was the 2nd of 7 children born to a white planter, Joseph Gordon (Abt. 1790-1867) and a mullato slave, Ann Rattray (Abt 1792-before 1865) in April 1815 although many accounts give his birth as 1820. Gordon became a businessman and a landowner in the parish of St Thomas-in-the-East.[1] His other siblings are Mary Ann Gordon (abt 1813), Margaret Gordon (abt 1819), Janet Isabella Gordon (Abt 1824), John Gordon (Abt 1825), Jane Gordon (Abt 1826) and Ann Gordon (Abt 1828) all born on the Cherry Gardens Estate.

Welsh Names

Welsh (from Wales) background include:

Bryan

Davis

Davies

Jones

Meredith

Morgan

Owens

Rhys/Reece

Wall

Williams

William Williams( Planter)

James Williams

Vaughan

At one point in the 1950s some suburban house names in Kingston included Abergavenny, Pontypridd and Llandudno ­ all names of Welsh towns.

Coombs -- http://genforum.genealogy.com/unitedstates/messages/388.html Venable

http://genforum.genealogy.com/venable/messages/695.html

Jamaica Handbook 1900 -- http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jamwgw/jahanbk.htm

1900 Handbook of Jamaica -- http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CARIBBEAN/2001-01/0980017401

Ship List

http://immigrantships.net/1800/index.html

http://distantcousin.com/links/ships/1730.html

http://www.wingfield.org/register.htm

http://www.familybirthrecords.com/db.asp?dbid=6149

Ship Elizabeth and Ann

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ruthann/ships/elizann.htm

http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/tousa1700-1730.shtml

Germans

http://www.progenealogists.com/palproject/pa/17001726.htm

Claypole Family -- http://www.claypoolefamily.com/

The Crooks Family

http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~prcrooks/index.html

http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/caribbean/onepeople/paul_crooks.htm#

Hall Family -- http://www.clanphail.org/UFT/html/JAMAICA/d0/i0000277.htm

Halls of Jamaica families

http://www.clanphail.org/UFT/html/JAMAICA/d0/i0000037.htm

http://www.clanphail.org/UFT/html/JAMAICA/

Hodgsons Family -- http://www.southfieldhodgsons.com/index.html

Charles Jones Family -- http://www.airgale.com.au/jones/names17.htm

Charles Vidal Family -- http://www.green.gen.name/vidal/Sources.htm

ffrench family -- http://sites.google.com/site/ffrenchfamily/ffrench-s-in-jamaica

Graves Family -- http://www.gravesfa.org/gen387.htm

Williams Family of England -- http://www.williams.gen.nz/18and19a.html

Williams Family of Spanish Town -- http://www.tribalpages.com/family-tree/williamsline

Richards Family

Daltons -- http://www.golden-hills.com/DDB/westindies.html

Pakeham Family -- http://www.antonymaitland.com/pakham01.htm

Wrights -- http://www.stclairresearch.com/alex/jamaica.html

John Mckenzie -- http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.mckenzie/999.1/mb.ashx

Hodgson -- http://southfieldhodgsons.com/abrahamhodgsonofstmary.html

Maitlands -- http://www.antonymaitland.com/jammaitl.htm

John Graves -- http://www.gravesfa.org/gen387.htm

James Graves -- http://www.gravesfa.org/gen005.htm

Notes

John Williams

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/williams/

Move

Wells Plantation

http://www.heritagelib.org/articles/wells-plantation

American plantations

http://www.allcensus.com/original_lists_001.htm

http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/reference/default.aspx#id=05_Additional_Resources|01_Related_Websites